The BCCI Committee of Administrators (COA) has been informed that there are certain media reports suggesting that the Maharashtra Cricket Association and the Gujarat Cricket Association have been selected as the only Full Members of the BCCI from the States of Maharashtra and Gujarat respectively. These reports are misconceived and appear to be based on a wrong understanding of the document named “Memorandum of Association & Rules & Regulations of BCCI as finalized by the COA” (“Constitution”) that has been uploaded on the BCCI website on March 18, 2017.
Attention is drawn to Rule 3(a)(ii)C of the Constitution:
Therefore, kindly note that:
1. The Constitution has been finalized by the Committee of Administrators in accordance with the recommendations of the Hon’ble Justice Lodha Committee and the directions of the Hon’ble Supreme Court.
2. The Full Membership in Maharashtra and Gujarat is to rotate annually between the 3 existing Full Members from each of those States as per the policy referred to in Rule 3(a)(ii)C extracted above. Accordingly, Mumbai Cricket Association, Maharashtra Cricket Association and Vidarbha Cricket Association (not necessarily in that order) will get to vote by annual rotation from the State of Maharashtra. Similarly, Gujarat Cricket Association, Saurashtra Cricket Association and Baroda Cricket Association (not necessarily in that order) will get to vote by annual rotation from the State of Gujarat. Maharashtra and Gujarat are also exceptions to the general principle that one association will have jurisdiction over the entire State.
3. The list of 30 names in Rule 3(a)(ii)B of the Constitution does not refer to the names of associations but the names of the States. The association from a particular State may have a different name. For example, Hyderabad Cricket Association from the State of Telangana.